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Oracle and Tech Mahindra Deliver Industry’s First VoLTE as a Service Offering

Thu, 2017-02-23 07:00
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Oracle and Tech Mahindra Deliver Industry’s First VoLTE as a Service Offering Oracle Communications and Tech Mahindra helping drive VoLTE adoption by bringing operators an affordable, powerful VoLTE solution

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 23, 2017

Oracle today announced that Tech Mahindra, a leading system integrator for network infrastructure services, and Oracle Communications  have partnered to deliver an end-to-end VoLTE-as-a-Managed-Service solution based on Oracle’s IMS Core and Signaling products. The partnership, represents the industry’s first end-to-end VoLTE solution built on best-of-breed technology. The solution offers operators the ability to achieve a faster time to market with new VoLTE services, increased voice quality and greater network efficiency while significantly reducing cost and complexity.

Today’s connected world places considerable demands on traditional communication services and the underlying networks. As service providers grapple with the move to an all-IP future, the resources needed to upgrade networks and services is a significant obstacle. Wireless operators have long recognized the need to adopt VoLTE in order to remain relevant and prepare for interoperability with other networks in the future, but the price and difficulty of this adjustment has been prohibitive. 

Tech Mahindra’s VoLTE-as-a-Managed-Service solution, powered by Oracle Communications technology, simplifies the path to an all-IP network by offering a fully virtualized solution that runs on common off the shelf hardware rather than relying on proprietary networking equipment. A typical service provider with an LTE data network can expect to service its first Oracle-enabled VoLTE call within 3-6 months of deploying the solution, often at significant cost savings compared to traditional vendors and in-house solutions.

“The need to drive increased network efficiency and coverage while offering enhanced voice quality necessitates the move to Voice-over-Packet technologies,” said Manish Vyas, CEO Tech Mahindra Network Services. “Leveraging Oracle technology, Tech Mahindra is enabling service providers to adopt VoLTE in a simpler and more cost-effective way, with a powerful end-to-end pre-integrated solution that is virtualized and offers industry leading capabilities at each function.”

 The VoLTE-as-a-Managed-Service solution is built on Oracle products that are used today in service providers around the world. Designed, deployed and operated by Tech Mahindra, it empowers service providers to offer the VoLTE services their customers demand with reduced operational costs and without requiring any internal skillset realignment.

“Oracle Communications is laser-focused on accelerating service providers’ transformation toward the software-centric networks of the future,” said Douglas Suriano, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Oracle Communications. “Tech Mahindra brings valuable experience in managed services, and this partnership will enable us to deliver the industry’s first end-to-tend VoLTE solution to service providers globally.”

The Oracle Communications technologies supporting the new VoLTE as a Service offering include Oracle Communications Core Session Manager, Oracle Communications Session Border Controller, Oracle Communications Evolved Communications Application Server, Oracle Communications Policy Management, Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router and Oracle Communications Applications Orchestrator. To learn more about these products and other Oracle Communications offerings, visit: http://bit.ly/2kLCqqZ.

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Katie Barron
Oracle
+1.202.904.1138
katie.barron@oracle.com
Shalini Singh
Tech Mahindra
+91.965.446.3108
shalini.singh7@techmahindra.com
About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric information technology experiences, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 4.2 billion company with 117,000+ professionals across 90 countries, helping over 837 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our convergent, digital, design experiences, innovation platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value and experiences to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia (Forbes 2016 list).

We are part of the USD 17.8 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. The Group operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, after- market, information technology and vacation ownership.

Connect with us on www.techmahindra.com

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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BBVA Banks on Oracle to Deliver a Better Mobile Experience to Customers

Thu, 2017-02-23 07:00
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BBVA Banks on Oracle to Deliver a Better Mobile Experience to Customers Spanish financial services provider chooses Oracle to enable customers to open accounts with mobile devices

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 23, 2017

Differentiating itself from competitors, while offering an enhanced experience to customers, Spanish bank, BBVA, is using Oracle Communications  technology to enable customers to open new accounts via their mobile devices in minutes.

The banking industry is under heavy scrutiny to validate and protect customer information.  BBVA has chosen a solution with comprehensive security features to enhance efforts to meet EU compliance requirements for confidential documentation and secure management of personal data, as well as standards for authentication, reporting and monitoring. BBVA chose Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller and Quobis Sippo WebRTC Application Controller as the foundation for its new platform because the technology is easily configured and integrates directly with the company’s existing internal systems.

“We live in an age of convenience where people can do everything from their mobile phones, whether it is to open a new account or to pay,” said Ignacio Teulon Ramírez, Digital Transformation - Customer Experience Director, BBVA. “We want to provide our customers with services in the way they prefer to consume them, and we want to provide them the best experience possible.”

Today, BBVA can provide a rich, real-time audio and video experience on a mobile phone or tablet. Jointly delivered by Quobis and in partnership with BT, the solution enables BBVA to validate customers’ identity so customers and prospects can quickly open a new account. The sessions can also be recorded for compliance purposes.

“Digital technologies are giving the financial services industry the opportunity to leap forward and provide products and services that match the digital lifestyle of their customers,” said Doug Suriano, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications. “Our project with BBVA shows how large banks can differentiate themselves by creating a new banking experience. They have a clear vision and an understanding of their customers’ needs, as well as the technology that allows them to innovate while integrating seamlessly with their existing systems.”

Quobis and BT are Gold level members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

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Oracle
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Blanc & Otus
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About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

About Quobis

Quobis is leading the industry of browser-based communication solutions for services providers and enterprises with its award-winning Sippo product familiy. For more information about Quobis visit www.quobis.com

About BT

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. For more information about BT visit http://www.bt.com.

About BBVA

BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in1857. The Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States; and it is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey’s biggest bank for market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices.

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Cablenet Selects Oracle Communications to Modernize Infrastructure

Tue, 2017-02-14 21:14
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Cablenet Selects Oracle Communications to Modernize Infrastructure Cablenet will deploy Oracle Communications’ full suite of IMS and VoLTE capabilities to dramatically simplify network design, deployment and operations

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 15, 2017

Cablenet Communications Systems, an alternative telecommunications provider that offers broadband services, fixed telephony and television, will use Oracle Communications technologies to modernize and future-proof its IMS network with Oracle Communications Unified Session Manager (OCUSM) and Oracle Communications Evolved Communications Application Server (OCECAS). OCUSM’s next-generation converged core supports a variety of value-added services, such as a virtualized NFV-capable network architecture. With Oracle, Cablenet will be able to improve service agility, accelerate time-to-market and streamline ongoing operations to gain a competitive advantage and boost business results.

“Oracle’s NFV-ready IMS solution will provide Cablenet true service agility with out-of-the-box service creation for VoLTE and VoWiFi,” explains Yiannos Michaelides, Management Information Systems Manager for Cablenet. “Our Oracle solutions will reduce our OPEX significantly and provide an excellent return on investment.”

Oracle Communications Unified Session Manager will provide Cablenet with a complete set of standard-compliant 3GPP IMS functions and interfaces in a single solution. As such, Cablenet will be able to accelerate its IMS rollout and converge its disparate fixed and mobile access networks, laying the foundation for advanced services that span devices and locations. The NFV-capable solution will also allow Cablenet to minimize upfront investments while closely aligning ongoing capital expenditures with evolving business demands.

In tandem, Oracle Communications Evolved Communications Application Server will enable Cablenet to accelerate its VoLTE rollout and will simplify the implementation of future services like VoWiFi and VoLTE. OCECAS simplifies application lifecycle management and provides carrier-grade performance and reliability for revenue-critical services.

“In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, our customers are constantly seeking solutions that will help improve their agility, streamline operations and accelerate time-to-market,” said Doug Suriano, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications. “Oracle NFV enabled IMS solutions provide simplicity in design and operation, enabling a low cost of ownership and a faster and easier rollout of services such as VoLTE and VoWiFi. We’re pleased that Cablenet will be able to enjoy such positive return-on-investment with our OCUSM and OCECAS solutions.”

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Katie Barron
Oracle
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Kristin Reeves
Blanc & Otus
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About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle to Help Businesses Better Support Global Operations with Seamless Tax Reporting

Tue, 2017-02-14 17:00
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Oracle to Help Businesses Better Support Global Operations with Seamless Tax Reporting New cloud tax and reporting solution helps tax professionals, CFOs, and controllers manage complex country-specific tax reporting requirements through automation

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 14, 2017

Oracle today announced a new finance cloud solution that helps companies, operating in multiple countries, meet complex taxation requirements and regulatory reporting standards imposed by each country. In our globalized economy, compliance with sophisticated tax and statutory laws around the world continues to be a constant challenge for finance professionals. Now these professionals can rely on Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud Service (TRCS), which streamlines tax reporting processes and manages complexity to ultimately enable compliance with new and existing tax regulations.

Oracle TRCS delivers an out-of-the-box cloud solution to help organizations automate their tax provision and country-by-country reporting (CbCR). TRCS enables seamless transparency between tax and finance to reduce risk and brings tax and finance functions together in a unified, secure, and scalable cloud platform. It also streamlines tax reporting processes, including data collection, workflow, data automation, and pre-built KPIs for audit flags.

“Tax reporting is a complicated process, especially for businesses operating in multiple countries, which needs automation to help keep up with the increasing demands,” said Hari Sankar, group vice president of enterprise performance management (EPM) at Oracle. “Oracle TRCS enables organizations to transparently unify tax and finance data in the cloud, with pre-built best practice tax reporting, and provides a platform to significantly improve the broader tax function.”

With a strong tax framework that includes workflow, dashboards, segregation of duties, and transparent calculations, Oracle TRCS allows tax departments to spend more time on analysis and planning instead of on data reconciliation, which can be a complex and time-consuming task in the ledger or stand-alone tax provision system. Oracle TRCS was built for the cloud with the business user in mind and introduces new capabilities and innovations built on best practices from Oracle’s on-premises offering—Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision. By efficiently planning, reporting, and automating tax—with transparency and auditability, regardless of country of operation—TRCS also enhances CbCR, US GAAP, IFRS, and statutory tax reporting.

Additional features include:

  • Task management and calendaring framework that is configurable and integrated with finance systems; businesses can automate the whole tax calendar including tax filing dates, tax provision, and audit management tasks
  • Supplemental data management tool that is configurable and provides a centralized repository for manual input
  • Pre-built dashboards and reports that deliver simple self-service reporting
  • Configurable dashboards that provide analysis across total tax, including direct, sales & VAT, fixed assets, property tax, and more
  • Oracle Smart View for Microsoft Office provides powerful ad hoc analysis for all tax reporting data
  • Direct data integration with source finance systems, including both cloud and on-premises applications

Oracle TRCS easily integrates with multiple Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, as well as Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud and on-premises offerings, and specifically enables the sharing of data, metadata, and processes with the finance function during the financial close cycle.

“Many companies have still managed their global tax reporting processes through Excel and struggle to make the step into applying technology,” said Bart Janssen, Partner, Deloitte Tax Lawyers. “I am certain that with TRCS, the threshold for making that leap for many clients will become lower.”

Oracle TRCS is available now for existing and new customers. Businesses can choose flexible deployment options to best fit their needs. For additional information, visit Oracle Cloud and connect with Oracle EPM Cloud on Twitter.

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Joann Wardrip
Oracle
+1.650.607.1343
joann.wardrip@oracle.com
About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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IP Telecom Implements Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance to Boost Growth of its Data Protection & Recovery as a Service Business

Tue, 2017-02-14 12:56
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IP Telecom Implements Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance to Boost Growth of its Data Protection & Recovery as a Service Business IP Telecom and Oracle worked together to implement this Cloud Business solution to ensure 100% data protection

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 14, 2017

Oracle Portugal today announces that the telecommunications leader IP Telecom has selected Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (Recovery Appliance), the industry’s only solution to offer end-to-end data protection for Oracle databases, eliminate data loss exposure and maintain business availability, to ensure their national market customers have access to Data Protection & Recovery as a Service as a Cloud Solution.

IP Telecom is a company held by Infraestruturas de Portugal specialized in telecommunications, Corporate Cloud and Information Security solutions. Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance was implemented jointly by Oracle Portugal and by IP Telecom and will be available in its Cloud Solutions portfolio.

Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance is the first appliance ever to eliminate data loss exposure for critical Oracle Databases. When using traditional solutions to restore a database, businesses typically lose all data generated since the last backup—often hours to days of critical data. The Recovery Appliance also dramatically reduces the impact of backups on production servers and networks, virtually eliminating the need for lengthy backup windows. The cloud-scale architecture enables a single Recovery Appliance to manage the data protection requirements of thousands of databases, avoiding the cost and complexity of disparate backup systems.

The solution now available is a result of the partnership agreement signed in June 2016 between Oracle and IP Telecom, aiming to assure the availability of a proper and innovative offer, with customized scaling, based on Oracle’s recognized high-service levels offered by Infrastructure as a Service, which has competitive advantages of real value added.

According to Rui Ribeiro, General Manager of IP Telecom, "This first joint offer with Oracle means that we provide an unparalleled level of data protection to our Cloud national market customers. For us, the information of all our customers is critical, so we seek to create value-added and reliable offerings, ensuring that our customers focus only on their business, because they know that their data is safe and available with our Solutions.“.

Hugo Abreu, Country Manager at Oracle Portugal, said:

“Existing data protection solutions fail to meet the demands of critical databases because they treat databases as simply files to copy rather than as transactional systems with specific data integrity, performance, and availability requirements. With traditional backup solutions, business data is lost, end users and customers are impacted, and deployment and management are complex and fragmented. Oracle's Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance tightly integrates advanced data protection technologies with Oracle Database to address these challenges head-on, enabling IP Telecom to offer its clients an efficient and effective protection and recovery service for one of their greatest asset: data."

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Oracle PR
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sarah.fraser@oracle.com
About IP Telecom

IP Telecom is a telecommunications company and a specialized services operator in the areas of telecommunications, information systems and technologies.

Recognized as a benchmark in this area, the company has a qualified team able to design valuable solutions tailored to the needs of each client and which guarantees its "turnkey" implementation.

Operating in Portugal since 2000, it is led by the management of the Portuguese highway and railway infrastructure - Infraestruturas de Portugal, part of the IP Group.

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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Customers Across Industries Adopt Oracle Management Cloud to Improve User Experience and Application Delivery

Tue, 2017-02-14 12:56
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Customers Across Industries Adopt Oracle Management Cloud to Improve User Experience and Application Delivery Customers use Oracle Management Cloud to increase performance and decrease cost of traditional systems-of-record and DevOps-oriented systems of innovation

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 14, 2017

Oracle today announced that Oracle Management Cloud is experiencing exceptional growth with nearly 950 new customers and partners across the globe within its first year of availability.  FORS, IDEA Cellular, and Safexpress are among the many organizations around the world choosing Oracle Management Cloud to help improve IT resource utilization, increase DevOps productivity, and ensure that critical applications are up and running.

Part of the Oracle Cloud Platform, Oracle Management Cloud is a suite of next-generation integrated monitoring, management, and analytics cloud services that leverage machine learning and big data techniques against the full breadth of customers’ operational data. Oracle Management Cloud’s unified platform helps customers improve IT stability, prevent application outages, and increase DevOps agility, as well as assists in hardening security across their entire application and infrastructure portfolio.

“Across the globe, companies have embraced the new agility of cloud computing,” said Prakash Ramamurthy, senior vice president, Systems Management and Security, Oracle. “While this new environment is great for rapid innovation, it is extremely difficult for development and operations management and staff to keep pace with constant change. Oracle Management Cloud was developed to allow developers to focus more on coding and less on infrastructure while it helps operations staff to efficiently manage fast changing applications and infrastructure – whether customers bought the underlying technology from Oracle or any other vendor; without restrictions upon where it’s running.”

Oracle Management Cloud Revolutionizes Systems Management for Customers Around the World and Across Many Public and Private-Sector Verticals

Telecom:  “Idea is the third-largest telecom service provider in India,” said Prakash Paranjape, CIO, IDEA Cellular. “Given the digital revolution India is going through, we felt that business transformation needed a new management approach. Oracle Management Cloud has allowed us to use contemporary technologies to predict reasons behind a cause through its machine learning capabilities. It has helped us correlate sources of data and logs from multiple components which previously were not looked into.” 

Logistics: “With Oracle Management Cloud, we have been able to manage our IT more efficiently and detect problems before they impact users,” said Sanjay Bakshi, senior manager, IT, Safexpress. “For example, we are able to detect issues like slow transactions and resolve them proactively and faster, which is making a difference in our customer experience.” 

Value-Added Distributor:  “Using Oracle Management Cloud raises quality and expands the range of services available to our partners in their projects,” said Andrey Tambovsky, director of Technology, FORS Distribution. “Administrators use the next-generation analytical tools to improve the quality of services available in the hybrid cloud. We strongly recommend that our partners and their customers use Oracle Management Cloud for in-depth analysis and monitoring of infrastructure and equipment in their own data centers and are ready to assist them in the implementation of these projects.”

Recent Releases Demonstrate Commitment to Customer-Focused Innovation

Oracle Management Cloud’s frequent releases provide an ongoing stream of exciting new customer-centric features that are automatically available in the cloud service’s Software-as-a-Service management platform.  Top features released in the last few months include:

  • Better application performance monitoring through new synthetic end-user monitoring, native mobile application monitoring and APDEX end-user experience rating
  • More efficient log analytics with automatic outlier identification and trend correlation using machine learning-based clustering
  • Smarter IT analytics using improved visualizations and host resource instrumentation, as well as a new database performance tuning application
  • Deeper infrastructure monitoring for popular network devices, public cloud IaaS on Amazon and Oracle as well as monitoring for Oracle PaaS
  • Seamless cross-service navigation with topology-aware exploration for monitored applications that is shared across all Oracle Management Cloud services

Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all workloads, developers, and data.  The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day.

For more information, please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

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Nicole Maloney
Oracle
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Blanc & Otus
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About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

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The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Oracle Hospitality Research Identifies Drivers for Consumer Loyalty and Impact of Technology on Hotel and Restaurant Guest Experience

Tue, 2017-02-14 11:00
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Oracle Hospitality Research Identifies Drivers for Consumer Loyalty and Impact of Technology on Hotel and Restaurant Guest Experience Global Insights Offer Guidance for Global Food and Beverage and Hotel Industries as they Aim to Capture Repeat Business in 2017

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 14, 2017

Today Oracle announced the findings of two research initiatives aimed at identifying the consumer drivers for loyalty in the food and beverage and hotel industries and the impact of technology in curating a unique hotel guest experience. Insights from both studies highlight a global demand for loyalty programs in the hospitality industry and the critical role of technology to inspire hotel staff to create memorable guest experiences.

Identifying Consumer Drivers for Loyalty

Loyalty programs are a critical driver of repeat business for both the food and beverage and hotel industries with their ability to identify consumer habits, demographics and personalization opportunities. With these insights the hospitality industry can more effectively create frictionless experiences that encourage repeat engagement. To better understand what makes loyalty programs most effective Oracle Hospitality recently conducted a survey of 6,500 global food and beverage consumers and 8,000 hotel travelers represented by the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Australia, U.K., Germany, France and Japan.

Recipe for Engagement: Essential Ingredients for a Restaurant Loyalty Program

Key insights from the research for the food and beverage industry include:

  • Consumers around the world want to join loyalty programs. In the U.S., 65 percent of consumers are already members of one or more food and beverage programs. Even in Japan, where the lowest percentage of consumers were already members of a program from our survey, nearly one-third belonged to a loyalty program.
  • Plastic loyalty cards remain the preferred loyalty tool with mobile applications gaining popularity. At 62 percent overall, plastic swipe cards were the most preferred method across all generations. At a 56 percent preference, Millennials wanted to use apps for loyalty programs and 50 percent of Gen Xers also agreed that apps are a preferable method.
  • Perceived personal savings drive loyalty. Money off of every purchase (71 percent) and free products (63 percent) were the top two most attractive rewards to consumers.

“Loyalty programs provide restaurant operators with the opportunity to reward guests for repeat business, to create a marketing database for personalized promotions, and to guide the strategy for future programs ensuring their relevancy,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Hospitality and Oracle Retail. “Oracle Hospitality has a differentiated offering that leverages best-in-class, cloud POS with an integrated gift and loyalty solution and cloud analytics suite that minimizes the creation of disparate data silos which can create false perspectives of guest engagement.”

What Do Consumers Want from a Hotel Loyalty Program?

Key insights from the research for the hotel industry include:

  • Hoteliers still have a chance to create long-term relationships. Among all survey participants, 58.7 percent reported that they do not belong to a hotel loyalty program. A mere 3.2 percent stated that they belong to 5 or more.
  • Loyalty initiatives are “sticky” and encourage repeat stays. Globally a pattern of repeat business was evident among respondents, ranging from 33.6 percent of Australians to 53.8 percent of Mexicans who said they often stay in hotels that offer loyalty programs.
  • Consumers want control over how they redeem rewards. Globally a majority of consumers identified that they are interested in being able to choose how they redeem their rewards (61 percent) and 57 percent are interested or very interested in being able to customize their hotel guest experience (room choice, newspaper, late check out, etc.).
Creating the Coveted Hotel Guest Experience

Oracle Hospitality also polled more than 2,700 travelers from the U.S., U.K., France and Germany to better understand technology’s impact on the hotel-guest experience and gain insight into how technology investments can be a differentiator for winning consumer business. The study also adds perspectives of hoteliers, both chains and independents, to shed light on their technological pursuits and gauge alignment with consumer expectations.

Key insights from the study highlight opportunities to engage guests prior to and during their hotel stay:

  • Nearly two-thirds of U.S. guests said it was “very or extremely important” for hotels to continue investing in technology to enhance the guest experience.
  • Ninety-four percent of business travelers and 80 percent of leisure travelers value the ability to use their smartphones to request service and message hotel staff.
  • Guests are comfortable sharing with hoteliers a fair amount of personal information: 71 percent would share information about food preferences/allergies and 64 percent would share their entertainment preferences.
  • Sixty-two percent of guests used non-hotel sources such as the Internet for dinner reservations and activity recommendations, bypassing the concierge from whom guests say they would prefer to get such assistance.

The full findings of the report can be accessed here and point to a critical opportunity for hoteliers. Once travelers arrive in the lobby, their notion of a memorable experience can be shaped entirely by the deeds and words of hotel staff which can be informed and augmented by technology investments.

“Rather than worry that greater reliance on technology will erode the human aspect of hospitality, hoteliers need to embrace it for what it can be – an invaluable tool to better understand their guests and orchestrate stays that they will long remember,” said Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Hospitality and Oracle Retail. “Technology can address the industry’s dual challenge of operating efficiently at scale and simultaneously providing individualized service.”

Join Oracle Hospitality at Oracle Industry Connect

Oracle Hospitality will be presenting new product releases, market insights and customer case studies at Oracle Industry Connect in Orlando, FL from March 20-22, 2017. For more information on attendance please visit http://www.oracleindustryconnect.com to register.

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

Trademarks

Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

Ford Motor Company Chooses Oracle HCM Cloud Suite

Mon, 2017-02-13 16:20
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Ford Motor Company Chooses Oracle HCM Cloud Suite Ford selects Oracle HCM Cloud to manage team experience

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 13, 2017

Oracle announced today that Ford Motor Company, has selected Oracle’s HCM Cloud Suite towards a more streamlined, digital view of HR product and services to help improve the employee and manager experience. Cloud services are a key enabler for HR transformations.

Traditionally, businesses have used multiple platforms to manage their HR needs. Today, the cloud has changed this as companies seek a new suite of services that can be integrated with existing technology. The Oracle HCM Cloud Suite, allows users to support large-scale Global HR, reporting and security requirements and provides Global HR, Payroll (U.S.), Workforce Compensation, Goal and Performance Management, Talent Review and Succession, and Recruiting and Onboarding. For HR, it is equally important to ensure both an international and security conscious portfolio of services that can capitalize on universal reporting and data analytics to anticipate and plan for driving business and recruiting needs.

Oracle’s SaaS and PaaS systems are robust, yet flexible enough to address these needs. The cloud offers a single platform to access employee records and information while also helping HR professionals cut costs and save time so they can focus on more strategic decision-making and less on paperwork. The Oracle Cloud Customer Connect Program is a unique offering for customers to connect with peers to address the unique challenges of their business and learn from others best practices and strategies for moving to the cloud.

“Oracle is extremely excited to be working with Ford and others in the auto industry,” said Gretchen Alarcon, group vice president of HCM Product Strategy for Oracle. “We work hard to listen and deliver modern, unified cloud solutions that get at the heart of what will ultimately offer an all-encompassing service to save a business money and offer a strategic approach to business practices. We want to make sure this technology ultimately adds to any company’s move toward the future. But even more so, we want to let our customers know that we offer our network and collaboration as a means to help during this modern transformation.”

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Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Applications Enable Organizations to Optimize the Digital Supply Chain with Improved Visibility and Predictive Insights

Mon, 2017-02-13 14:15
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Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Applications Enable Organizations to Optimize the Digital Supply Chain with Improved Visibility and Predictive Insights IoT predictive analytics automate business processes and operations across the supply chain to enhance the customer experience

Oracle Modern Supply Chain Experience, San Jose, Calif.—Feb 13, 2017

Oracle announced that it is expanding its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio with four new cloud solutions to help businesses fully utilize the benefits of digital supply chains. These solutions enable businesses to detect, analyze, and respond to IoT signals and incorporate these insights into existing and rapidly evolving market capabilities.

Signals from IoT-enabled devices are growing exponentially and represent an opportunity for organizations that are able to manage, interpret, and leverage these vast sources of data. Organizations with the tools to integrate device data into business processes and applications can gain critical predictive insights and drive cost-effective actions. IoT solutions enable businesses to deliver innovative new services faster and with less risk to their customers.

“The world is becoming ever-more digital and IoT is the next step on that journey—delivering better customer experiences and helping organizations achieve a competitive advantage," said Bhagat Nainani, group vice president of IoT applications development at Oracle. “Oracle IoT Applications enable businesses to leverage connected devices and equipment to modernize the digital supply chain.”

Oracle IoT Applications support three important functions: device registration and data collection; signal analysis and interpretation; and connection to specific business processes. By applying advanced, predictive analytics to the device signals, Oracle IoT Applications calculate complex business-specific KPIs and trigger automated actions in real time. The solutions can deliver capabilities, such as predictive maintenance, diagnostic dashboards, and increased real-time visibility, and can be applied to manufacturing, quality, and product data, as well as logistics and employee movements.

The new cloud applications integrate with Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud Applications to make IoT signals actionable and include the following products:

  • IoT Asset Monitoring Cloud: Monitors assets, utilization, availability, and data from connected sensors and creates incidents in the backend SCM, ERP, or Service Clouds to automate the workflows
  • IoT Connected Worker Cloud: Tracks employees to support safety, service, and regulatory compliance initiatives
  • IoT Fleet Monitoring Cloud: Monitors position and progress of passenger, service, and delivery vehicles and driver-behavior
  • IoT Production Monitoring Cloud: Monitors production equipment to assess and predict manufacturing issues

These aforementioned IoT Cloud applications are built on the Oracle IoT Cloud and Oracle Big Data Cloud. They integrate with Oracle SCM Cloud and Oracle Service Cloud, as well as on-premises software, to enable operational visibility, and facilitate better customer service and responsiveness.

“Noble Plastics is an innovative custom injection molding manufacturer that leverages robotics for automation. We see tremendous potential in IoT to drive predictive maintenance of industrial robots,” said Scott Rogers, Technical Director, Noble Plastics. “Oracle IoT Asset Monitoring Cloud will help us in monitoring FANUC robots that are deployed on our plant floors and alert technicians proactively on their mobile device. This will enhance product quality, production efficiency and throughput while controlling costs.”

For additional information, visit Oracle Cloud and connect with Oracle SCM Cloud and Oracle IoT Cloud on Twitter.

 
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Oracle Launches Cloud Service to Help Organizations Integrate Disparate Data and Drive Real-Time Analytics

Mon, 2017-02-13 07:00
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Oracle Launches Cloud Service to Help Organizations Integrate Disparate Data and Drive Real-Time Analytics Enhances Oracle Cloud Platform Portfolio with Oracle Data Integrator Cloud Service

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 13, 2017

Oracle today expanded Oracle Cloud Platform’s data integration offerings with the launch of Oracle Data Integrator Cloud. This new cloud service significantly simplifies and accelerates cross-enterprise data integration to support real-time analytics that help organizations drive better business decisions. 

In today’s information driven economy, data is a fundamental asset to most businesses. As more and more data moves to the cloud, getting information and insight to the right people and the right applications at the right time becomes progressively more difficult. With the introduction today of the Oracle Data Integrator Cloud, organizations can improve their agility by deploying projects more quickly, reduce risk with an open, non-proprietary technology, and reduce costs with better productivity. 

“To be effective and agile, enterprises need seamless communication and flow of data between sources and targets - data originating from IoT, Web, and business applications or data that is stored in the cloud or on premises,” said Jeff Pollock, vice president of product management, Oracle. “Oracle Data Integrator Cloud provides businesses with a high-performance, simple, and integrated cloud service to execute data transformations where the data lies, with no hand coding required, and without having to copy data unnecessarily.”

Easy to use and integrate, Oracle Data Integrator Cloud helps organizations improve productivity, reduce development costs, and lower total cost of ownership by facilitating better data movement and transformation between Oracle and non-Oracle systems, data sources, and applications. It offers a flow-based declarative user interface along with release management capabilities that allow customers to improve productivity and better manage their code, as well as their development, testing and production environments. Oracle Data Integrator Cloud’s high performance architecture, with its E-LT capabilities and advanced parallelism options enable faster, more efficient loading and transformation for data marts, data warehouses, and big data systems.

Oracle Data Integrator Cloud is fully integrated with Oracle’s PaaS offerings, including Oracle Database Cloud, Oracle Database Exadata Cloud, and Oracle Big Data Cloud. Oracle also delivers pre-built integration for non-Oracle solutions, allowing users to seamlessly switch between underlying Big Data technologies such as Hive, HDFS, HBase, and Sqoop.

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For more information, please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

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Outsourcing Inc. Standardizes on Oracle Identity Cloud Service

Wed, 2017-02-08 07:00
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Outsourcing Inc. Standardizes on Oracle Identity Cloud Service Selects solution that enhances security while not compromising on ease-of-use

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Feb 8, 2017

Oracle today announced that Outsourcing Inc., the leading outsourcing services for manufacturing companies, selected Oracle Identity Cloud Service, a next-generation security and identity management cloud platform that is designed to be an integral part of the enterprise security fabric.

Outsourcing is experiencing rapid growth to address the changes of its customer-base. Its sales for the period ending December 31, 2015 reached a record high 80.8 billion Yen, and it has grown by 36 percent year-after-year. Currently, the company focuses on key industries such as IT, construction, and healthcare. It has invested 43 billion Yen in mergers and acquisitions and has 31 subsidiaries in Japan and 54 subsidiaries worldwide.

In order to provide a solution to its expanding global work force, Outsourcing required a technology solution that would provide best-in-class security for employees without compromising user–experience.  Additionally, the company needed a solution that could work across multiple cloud services and on-premises applications used by the group’s companies in Japan and overseas. Outsourcing needed a solution that would integrate with Oracle's Documents Cloud Service so it could promptly operate with Oracle’s SaaS applications, applications built on the Oracle Cloud Platform, and third-party cloud services.

Oracle Identity Cloud will provide Outsourcing’s employees with Single Sign-on authentication that will allow them to access documents via the Oracle Documents Cloud tool. This will improve user experience and streamline operational management and enhance security. It will also build the technical foundation and operation of user ID management and authentication in the cloud. Outsourcing also plans to develop a collaboration with custom applications running on Oracle’s IaaS and PaaS and to establish a common ID and access management platform within group companies while sequentially deploying it to Oracle’s SaaS applications and third-party service.

"Outsourcing needed to establish an agile, secure system environment because of its expanding business through mergers & acquisitions (M&A), diversifying target industries, and growing domestic and overseas networks,” said Kinji Manabe, General Manager in Business Management Department, Outsourcing, Inc. “Oracle has a proven record of providing the best-in-class management solutions, and we are convinced that the Oracle Identity Cloud will be the foundation for the future growth of Outsourcing."

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Utilities Regulators See Value in the Cloud and Cloud Technology Investments as Critical to Utilities’ Success

Wed, 2017-02-01 10:00
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Utilities Regulators See Value in the Cloud and Cloud Technology Investments as Critical to Utilities’ Success Oracle Utilities study highlights U.S. regulators’ support and strategies for cloud technology use by utilities

DistribuTECH, San Diego, Calif.—Feb 1, 2017

Today Oracle Utilities announced the findings of its new U.S. regulators cloud study “Clearing a Path to the Cloud: U.S. Regulator Perspectives on Cloud Technologies”, highlighting that 83 percent of U.S. utilities regulators surveyed believe the cloud to be an important technology trend and 67 percent agree that the cloud will be critical to utilities’ future success. The new study is a follow on to Oracle’s 2016 utilities study “On Cloud Now”.

According to the findings, regulators are focused on the cloud: 33 percent already have a specific and comprehensive strategy for cloud and 69 percent either have, or will have, a team that focuses on understanding the role of cloud technologies in utilities. 

“The findings from last year’s utilities study and this year’s regulator study point to a significant paradigm shift, as both parties recognize the value of cloud technologies and the important roles they will play in utilities’ processes and operations,” said Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities. 

With the rise of distributed energy resources, a more customer-centric grid, and the need for improved customer engagement, there are many ways utilities can implement cloud technologies in their businesses. Nearly 50 percent of regulators surveyed listed meter data management as one of the top three areas in which utilities can deploy cloud in their organizations, with big data analytics at 41 percent and distribution automation at 36 percent.

The adoption of cloud is, in part, being shaped by regulators, making it important to understand their perspective on what role they see themselves playing. Nearly 80 percent – almost 4 out of 5 – believe that they should play at least some role in determining whether or not utilities use cloud technologies. They also indicated that they have the tools to effectively regulate the use of cloud. Significantly, the study highlighted that two thirds of regulators surveyed want to treat cloud investment as a capital expense.

“The results of this study show that for utilities who are creating a strategy for how they can leverage the cloud in their business, alignment with regulators will be a key component, as they continue to be influential in the bigger cloud adoption picture,” Smith said.

Conducted by research firm Zpryme on behalf of Oracle Utilities, the Oracle Utilities “Regulatory Perspectives on Cloud Technologies” study surveyed 76 U.S. regulatory staff and commissioners about their cloud perspectives.

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Oracle Utilities Unveils Network Management Platform of the Future

Wed, 2017-02-01 10:00
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Oracle Utilities Unveils Network Management Platform of the Future Oracle Utilities Network Management System 2.3 supports transition to a customer-centric grid

DistribuTECH, San Diego, Calif.—Feb 1, 2017

Oracle today introduced Oracle Utilities Network Management System 2.3, an expanded network management platform that enables utilities to make the transition to a customer-centric grid by giving operators real-time visibility across all grid and pipeline assets and eliminating the complexities of siloed data and applications.

Utilities are facing major shifts in their operations caused by a rapid increase in distributed energy resources (DERs) such as solar PVs, storage systems, electric vehicles and connected home devices, as well as continuing issues with aging water and gas pipelines.

These new energy sources and increased monitoring of aging pipelines are creating even more data silos than ever before, making a seamless transition to a customer-centric grid extremely challenging.

Oracle Utilities Network Management System 2.3 now enables utilities to aggregate data from various network assets into a single interface with more detailed visibility into network operations. For the first time, utilities have network asset data—two-way distributed energy resource (DER) data, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) data, distribution management system (DMS) data and outage management system (OMS) data—all in a single interface for more meaningful analysis and decision making.

The enhanced system gives utility operators the visibility they need to respond to changing network conditions—whether that’s a flurry of new electric vehicles in a neighborhood and the need to resize transformers, or responding faster during a large storm outage or gas leak.   

New features include a modern user interface, consistent across all applications. The mobile interface enables grid operators to communicate with field crews for faster issue resolution. This version also includes new safety features that alert operators about unsafe operations on the distribution lines due to DER. This release supports:

  • 1. Complete visibility of the distribution network with AMI, distribution sensors, GIS, SCADA, weather and other edge devices in a single platform.
  • 2. A scalable and future-proof platform that doesn’t lock utilities into a monolithic and stand-alone solution. 
  • 3. Opportunities to increase reliability scores such as CAIDI and SAIDI even as the network evolves.
  • 4. Decreased restoration expenses by enabling field crews and operators to interact in real-time and resolve issues via mobile application.
  • 5. Support for gas, water, and electric utilities.

"The most successful utilities will embrace the emergence of a customer-centric network, and have a strategic vision of how technology can support it," said Rodger Smith, senior Vice President and general manager, Oracle Utilities. "In the first transitional phase, utilities built billions of dollars of infrastructure over several decades. Then with the advent of sensors and SCADA, we got better data and point-in-time visibility. Now we are in an age of predictive analytics, multiple new data streams from edge devices, and more complex real-time switching. We view our NMS solution as a platform that manages all aspects of the grid—from the customer’s living room to the utility back office.”

New Features in Oracle Utilities Network Management System
  • Enhances damage assessment and storm management features such as estimated restoration times for accurate communication to the customer.
  • Improves grid operator’s ability to prepare systems for outages with newly found data from GIS, weather, AMI, and SCADA systems.
  • Gives network managers advanced distribution management features that increase fault isolation, load shedding, and load profile capabilities.
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McColl’s Chooses Oracle Retail Stores Solutions and Hardware

Tue, 2017-01-31 11:05
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McColl’s Chooses Oracle Retail Stores Solutions and Hardware U.K. Convenience Retailer Leverages Scale and Agility

Redwood Shores Calif—Jan 31, 2017

Today Oracle announced that McColl’s has invested in Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service and Oracle MICROS Family Workstation 6 to improve the in-store guest experience. With 1,375 stores, McColl’s is the UK’s leading neighbourhood retailer serving the convenience and newsagent sectors. As part of its growth strategy, McColl’s is investing to improve store standards and the customer experience.
 
McColl’s sees significant growth opportunity in the convenience market and is increasing its store portfolio with the acquisition of 298 convenience stores during 2017.  Approval was gained from the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) in December 2016 to acquire 298 convenience stores from the Co-operative Group Limited, the rollout of which will be completed by August 2017. The convenience sector requires software and hardware with speed, scale and agility to support the complete customer offer across the store portfolio. 
 
“McColl’s performs over 4 million customer transactions per week through 2,700 tills and we need fast and reliable store systems to support our customers and store colleagues,” said Neil Hodge, Information Technology Director, McColl’s. “We chose Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service and the Oracle MICROS Family Workstation because it is an adaptable solution capable of supporting our growth as operational requirements change.”
 
“As a long time customer of MICROS using a Torex POS solution, we are delighted to be continuing our relationship with Oracle. The Oracle MICROS Workstation 6 performance impressed both the technical teams and the store colleagues alike,” said Neil Hodge, Information Technology Director, McColl’s. “We are excited about the future and the capabilities available with Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service.”
 
“We are honored to welcome McColl’s into the Oracle Retail community and are committed to their success,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “The Oracle MICROS Family Workstation 6 is engineered to work seamlessly with the Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service to ensure that we deliver superior POS performance and reliability for the busy retail convenience store environment.”
 
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About McColl's
McColl's is a leading neighbourhood retailer in the independent managed sector running 1,375 convenience and newsagent stores. We operate 1,001 McColl's branded UK convenience stores as well as 374 newsagents branded Martin's, except in Scotland where we operate under our heritage brand, RS McColl. In addition we are also the largest operator of Post Offices in the UK.
 
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Oracle Expands Startup Accelerator Program to Further Promote Global Cloud Innovation

Tue, 2017-01-24 04:30
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Oracle Expands Startup Accelerator Program to Further Promote Global Cloud Innovation

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 24, 2017

Oracle today announced the expansion of its Startup Cloud Accelerator program. The initiative will continue to fuel cloud-enabled innovation around the globe by opening new centers in Bristol, Delhi–NCR, Mumbai, Paris, São Paulo, Singapore and Tel Aviv.

Run by members of the Oracle research and development team, the program provides six months of mentoring from technical and business experts, state-of-the-art technology, a co-working space, access to Oracle customers, partners and investors, and free Oracle Cloud credits. It also offers an ever-expanding global network of startup peers.

Rooted in its own entrepreneurial beginnings, Oracle believes that supporting invention and entrepreneurism among emerging companies is critical in furthering enterprise tech innovation.

“After a successful launch in Bangalore, India, we’re committed to building a supportive ecosystem for startups across the globe,” said Thomas Kurian, Oracle’s president of product development. “Cloud is enabling incredible innovations across every aspect of business and across every industry. We want to support this next technology revolution powered by cloud.”

With its modern cloud platform, optimized for high-performance, high I/O, and high availability, and breadth of platform services, Oracle has democratized enterprise-grade technology to support startups. Oracle’s full cloud stack provides startup developers with the building blocks to get started immediately and scale as they pivot, expand and change their businesses, whether they are three-tier or cloud native, scale up or scale out. With a global footprint, Oracle delivers more than 50 integrated cloud services to support companies of all sizes.

The program, which launched its Bangalore pilot program in April 2016, attracted a diverse mix of applicants from hundreds of companies, and many participants have already seen success.

“The Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator has been—without a doubt—the greatest launch pad for us,” said Aardra Kannan Ambili, co-founder and CTO of healthcare IoT startup Riot Solutions, a participant in the pilot program. “Thanks to Oracle, we are now a fast-growing startup with seed investment.”

Oracle Senior Vice President of Product Development Reggie Bradford, a serial entrepreneur himself, will lead the program expansion alongside Oracle Group Vice President of Development Sanket Atal, who first launched the pilot program in India.

“The next five to ten years promise innovations and growth that will drive new business ideas enabled by the cloud,” said Bradford. “Oracle understands that startups are at the heart of innovation, and through this program we aim to give startups access to extensive resources and support when they need it most.”

The Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator is open to early-stage technology and technology-enabled startups. The call for applications will open later in 2017 in each of the seven new hubs. Interested startups can sign up to receive more information at www.oracle.com/startup.

 
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New Planning Capability Enables Orvis to Scale and Grow

Mon, 2017-01-23 12:30
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New Planning Capability Enables Orvis to Scale and Grow Specialty Midmarket Fly-Fishing Retailer Deploys Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 23, 2017

Founded in 1856, The Orvis Company of Manchester, Vermont is at its core, a fly-fishing and wing-shooting brand, and today is a trusted source of outdoor discovery and adventure, inspired by nature, driven by curiosity, and fulfilled by adventure. Their offerings include distinctive clothing for men and women, home furnishings, gifts, and dog products, each product and the services offered rooted in their sporting heritage, inspired by their love of the wild, and backed by a 100% guarantee of satisfaction. With more than 5,000 products, 500 independent dealers, 55 million catalog subscribers, and more than 70 stores, the Orvis Company is growing with $340 million in sales and approximately 1700 employees. Orvis recently transformed its planning operations by restructuring teams and implementing Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning to improve inventory purchase strategies, increase visibility to market opportunities, and enable a tighter level of interdepartmental collaboration.

"With this Oracle Retail implementation we are going to have much more robust reporting-out opportunities, which can be tailored throughout the organization for different groups," said Frazier Blair, Vice President, General Merchandise Manager for Orvis. "We were very good at inventory planning, which I would call risk management. But this transformation is about being better sales drivers. Now we are equipped to plan sales, and profit as well."

To ensure a successful plan, Blair and her team, enlisted partners Parker Avery Group and Cognira, to embark on an extensive series of organizational, process, and technology changes. A significant component of the project was the replacement of an Excel-based inventory management system with the implementation of a modern Oracle Merchandise Financial Planning across all channels: direct-to-consumer sales (website and catalog), Orvis retail stores, and wholesale. The system went live in July 2016, on time and on budget.

A "vanilla" retail solution, Oracle Merchandise Financial Planning can be managed by a small team with multiple responsibilities, which is particularly important for a company like Orvis. As is common in midsize retail operations, Blair and her team wear a lot of hats; including all inventory functions, retail allocation, off-price inventory, and off-price sales channels. One important criterion for selecting the Oracle system was ease of use.

"Oracle is proud to work with Orvis and contribute to their success. We are focused on accelerating user productivity by leveraging persona-based dashboards at the core of the solution and highlighting opportunities that will impact service levels, inventory margins and key business metrics," said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail.

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Ardene Transforms Merchandising to Support International Growth

Thu, 2017-01-19 14:09
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Ardene Transforms Merchandising to Support International Growth Fashion Retailer Supports Growth for More Than 400 Locations in the U.S. and Canada

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 19, 2017

Today Oracle announced that leading North America retailer Ardene has implemented Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management to support its immediate and long-term international expansion. The fashion retailer is empowering merchants, and planners as they transform their promotions planning, merchandising, and inventory management for its more than 400 stores in Canada and the U.S.

Ardene launched its business transformation when growth began to test the limits of the company’s critical merchandising and store systems. The retailer partnered with systems integrator OLR Group to roll out the Oracle solutions and enable streamlined integration with Ardene’s existing information systems, establishing a connection that leverages the retailer’s legacy sales and customer data. The implementation began with merchandising to establish a foundation for growth.

Oracle will help equip Ardene to better serve customers and improve margins throughout its business. The technology began the implementation by establishing the item master to create a single system of record and execute purchase orders. Ultimately, Ardene will gain a better understanding of actual “landed costs” from global suppliers, to replenish warehouse and store inventory by color and size.   

Ardene leverages Oracle Retail Merchandising solutions to manage inventory and has begun to streamline critical business purchase order processing through a third party. The goal is for the retailer to more effectively plan seasonal buys, optimize vendor relationships, rollout new customer promotions across unique markets, and preserve margins through centralized price management. 

“Oracle empowers retailers to fulfill their business strategy with better insights and processes,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “Ardene is a great example of a retailer that is using Oracle to leverage its tremendous internal resources and talent, while establishing a foundation for innovation and growth.”

Oracle Retail Industry Connect 2017 

Join us at Oracle Industry Connect this spring. The program is designed for and delivered by retailers. On March 20-22, 2017 we will gather as a community in Orlando, FL to share best practices, talk strategy and discover new innovations for retail. Limited to retailers and paying sponsors. Register today: http://www.oracleindustryconnect.com

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Oracle Marketing Cloud Teams with Eyeota to Enhance Global Data Offering

Thu, 2017-01-19 07:00
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Oracle Marketing Cloud Teams with Eyeota to Enhance Global Data Offering Eyeota data helps Oracle Data Management Platform customers improve ROI and strengthen customer experience across global campaigns

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 19, 2017

Oracle Marketing Cloud today announced it is teaming with Eyeota to enable marketers and advertisers to use Eyeota data in the Oracle Data Management Platform to more intelligently target and personalize non-US campaigns to Eyeota’s three billion unique profiles in Europe, APAC, and the Americas. Eyeota data will be integrated into the Oracle Data Management Platform through the Oracle Data Cloud, and Oracle Data Management Platform users can build audiences directly from Eyeota data or by seamlessly combining it with additional data segments from Oracle’s BlueKai Marketplace.

Data has transformed marketing by giving marketers and advertisers the ability to enhance the customer experience and increase ROI. To extend the benefits of data-driven marketing strategies to international markets, advertisers need to be able to execute targeted, data-driven campaigns in all the markets they operate in, but this can often be extremely complex due to highly fragmented and linguistically diverse markets. The relationship between Oracle Marketing Cloud and Eyeota addresses this challenge by providing a new natively integrated data set that enables Eyeota data in areas such as socioeconomics, interest, intent and B2B to be activated within the Oracle Data Management Platform.

“To help global and international brands improve key campaign and ROI metrics, Oracle is committed to working with the best data providers in strategic markets across the globe,” said Karen Kokiko, senior product marketing manager, Oracle Marketing Cloud. “Our data management platform is differentiated on features and capabilities, but it truly stands out in terms of the data it has natively integrated into the platform. Eyeota’s audiences reflect the company’s depth of data in the EMEA and APAC regions and this integration dramatically improves our international data offering, making the Oracle Data Management Platform an even more compelling platform.” 

Eyeota is a leading provider of high-quality audience data that enables brands to more efficiently identify and engage customers by using more than three billion unique profiles to create audience and message consistency across marketing channels. With the new integration, Oracle Data Management Platform users can increase speed to market by selecting, purchasing, and managing Eyeota data from within the Oracle Data Management Platform UI.

“In today’s market, brands understand the importance of knowing their audiences on an almost intimate level to help them deliver more personalized and relevant content, while enhancing the online experience,” said Kevin Tan, CEO, Eyeota. “Eyeota’s extensive global data segments provide a granular view of audiences to help them improve their outreach strategies. Our integration with the Oracle Data Management Platform offers brands deep insights to better understand their customers, improve audience engagement, and drive significant ROI.”

The Oracle Data Management Platform is integrated with Oracle Responsys, Oracle Eloqua, and Oracle Social Relationship Management platforms to allow marketers to achieve immediate cross-channel benefits. The Oracle Data Management Platform also enables marketers to seamlessly integrate Eyeota data with additional data from Oracle’s BlueKai Marketplace, which includes more than 30,000 data attributes on two billion consumer profiles drawn from 1,500 data partners.

The Oracle Marketing Cloud is part of the Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Cloud, one of the industry’s most complete CX solutions. Oracle CX Cloud empowers organizations to improve experiences, enhance loyalty, differentiate their brands, and drive measurable results by creating consistent, connected, and personalized brand experiences across all channels and devices.

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Eyeota is the global leader for audience data with 3 billion unique profiles in Europe, APAC and the Americas. The company provides marketers with the data they need to reach the right online audiences and cut campaign waste while also enabling publishers to monetize their audiences more widely. Eyeota is a certified member of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), the leading self-regulatory industry association dedicated to responsible data collection and its use for digital advertising, and has received consumer privacy certifications around the world. Eyeota data delivers deep audience insights to help brands understand their customers in a new way - as humans. For more information, visit http://www.eyeota.com/.

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Oracle Buys Apiary

Thu, 2017-01-19 07:00
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Oracle Buys Apiary Creates the Most Comprehensive API Integration Cloud by Adding the Leading API Design and Governance Solution

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 19, 2017

Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Apiary, whose pioneering APIFlow solution provides the framework and tools for developing application programming interfaces (APIs) that share enterprise services and data and help create modern, cloud-based applications and experiences.

Apiary has helped companies create hundreds of thousands of APIs and products that their customers and partners love to use. APIFlow spans the API creation lifecycle, including design, governance, testing, and documentation, while supporting API Blueprint and OpenAPI industry standards. Together, Oracle and Apiary will help companies thrive in the digital economy by comprehensively managing connectivity complexity and API proliferation.

“Oracle’s API Integration Cloud enables companies to secure, consume, monetize, and analyze APIs,” said Amit Zavery, Senior Vice President, Integration Cloud, Oracle. “With Apiary, Oracle will also provide customers advanced capabilities to design and govern API’s, allowing companies to manage the entire API lifecycle and deliver integrated applications.”

“Oracle customers will have unique access to a comprehensive API management platform providing control and increased agility, enabling them to focus on innovation,” said Jakub Nešetřil, Founder and CEO, Apiary. “We are excited to join Oracle and bring even more value to customers as part of Oracle’s Integration Cloud.”

More information about this announcement is available at www.oracle.com/apiary

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UK-Based Mid-Size Online Sports Retailer Wiggle Uses Oracle to Support Double-Digit Growth

Tue, 2017-01-17 12:00
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UK-Based Mid-Size Online Sports Retailer Wiggle Uses Oracle to Support Double-Digit Growth

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jan 17, 2017

Today Oracle announced, focused exclusively on tri-sport products and services UK-head-quartered specialty ecommerce retailer Wiggle (www.wiggle.com) is using Oracle solutions to sustain record sales and enable expansion into new markets. 

The leading global online tri-sports retailer, founded just nine years ago and which last year completed its acquisition of Chain Reaction Cycles (CRC), went live on 31st October 2016 with its new retail platform comprising Oracle Retail Merchandising System (ORMS) and Oracle Merchandise Financial Planning (OMFP). The new platform performed admirably throughout the peak trading period of both Black Friday and Christmas.

Wiggle, already using Oracle Cloud Services including Oracle Fusion Financials & Procurement and Oracle Business Intelligence, completed its implementation of Oracle Retail Merchandising and Planning in less than ten months following data cleansing and detailed design.

“To grow from $200 million to $400 million in revenue, we have changed the way that we invest in and use IT,” said Wiggle CIO Jeff Wollen. “The Oracle platform scales optimally to support our near and long-term growth objectives, while changing the way that we work and how we drive performance across categories and market segments.”

With the Oracle Retail solutions in place, Wiggle has grown its sales during the peak 2016 holiday shopping period, using promotions to drive traffic, aligning merchandise with demand and fulfilling customer transactions. The company is using Oracle tools to better understand and drive performance across operations to align orders, cost, price and suppliers to further improve both customer experience and margins.

The impact on Wiggle business operations is widespread and changes the productivity paradigm by empowering merchants to gain inventory efficiencies by reconciling plans and forecasts across functions; and identifying opportunities to increase the success for both supplier and retailer. Wiggle partnered with Hitachi Consulting and OLR Group to implement the Oracle Retail solutions in a very rapid timeline. 

“We are committed to making our best-in-class Oracle Retail solutions more accessible to midsize retailers like Wiggle. We are able to capture the learnings from our successful implementations around the globe to embed best practice into our offerings,” said Ray Carlin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail. “With a cloud first strategy, we have an opportunity to deliver innovation even faster.” 

Oracle Retail at NRF 2017

Oracle Retail will be showcasing the full suite of Oracle Retail solutions and cloud services at the National Retail Federation Big Show Jan. 15-17, 2017, in New York City at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center. Oracle Retail will be located at booth #2521. For more information check out: www.oracle.com/nrf2017

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